50 Photo Icons. The Story Behind the Pictures - Reviews (2)

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"Not only can a picture tell a thousand words, it can have an impact on society. Certain images- particularly war imagery - have the power to affect policy and change the way people think. These images are iconic…. I particularly liked the pregnant German woman in unbuttoned jeans, which looks tame by today's standards, but apparently was very confrontational in Germany when it was taken. That's what makes this book so great; the stories behind history's most extraordinary photographs make them come to life and give context that I never knew about them, in terrific detail. It makes for compelling viewing, and even more fascinating reading."— thread.co.nz, New Zealand
"Ein Fotobuch zum Lesen. Man kann es nur empfehlen."— spiegel.de, Hamburg, Germany
"The new book 50 Photo Icons: The Story Behind the Pictures (TASCHEN) surveys brilliant images spanning nearly two centuries, starting with a grainy landscape taken with a camera obscura in 1827. Each entry comes with detailed background information on the image and the photographer."— Wall Street Journal, New York, United States
"Das Lexikon ist eine akribische, gelungene Sammlung und ein Wegweiser durch die Welt der Fotografie."— fotoforum, Münster, Germany
"Les coulisses des plus extraordinaires photos de l’histoire. Les photographies possèdent l’étrange pouvoir d’orienter notre vision du monde et d’influencer notre manière de percevoir la réalité. Photo Icons passe les grandes étapes de l’histoire de la photographie au microscope. Une véritable rétrospective au travers de Nicéphore Nièpce, Dorothea Lange, Man Ray, Robert Doisneau jusqu’à Martin Parr."— Vivas, La Teste, France
"Bilder brauchen, wie man weiß, recht viele Worte. Idealerweise so kluge wie diese."— Profil, Wien, Austria
"Las más importantes fotografías de la historia, imágenes que han marcado época, bajo el microscopio. TASCHEN edita 50 Photo Icons. The Story Behind the Pictures que pretende analizar cómo los fotógrafos influyen en el modo en que vemos el mundo y nuestra percepción de la realidad. Cada capítulo de este libro cuyo autor es Hans Michael Koetzle se centra en una única imagen que es analizada al detalle tendiendo en cuenta criterios estéticos, históricos, así como su contexto artístico."— Moda.es, Madrid, Spain
"Fotografien ermöglichen uns, die Welt in einem anderen, schärferen Licht zu sehen. TASCHEN nimmt hier die Meilensteine der Geschichte der Fotografie unter die Lupe, deren immenser Einfluss auf Kultur und Gesellschaft so klar erkennbar wird."— weberberg.de, Biberach, Germany
"Zu wissen, was eine Fotografie bedeutet – historisch, soziologisch, technisch und ästhetisch – wird immer wichtiger in diesen Tagen der Bilderflut. Gerade das macht dieses Buch brennend spannend."— Photographie, Hamburg, Germany
"Schön, dass es dieses Buch gibt, denn Foto-Bücher, denen erklärende, den Kontext herstellende Texte beigegeben sind, gibt es erstaunlich wenige."— durrer-intercultural.blogspot.com, Berlin, Germany
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50 Photo Icons. The Story Behind the Pictures (Jumbo, TASCHEN 25 Edition)

50 Photo Icons. The Story Behind the Pictures

Hans-Michael Koetzle
Hardcover, 9.4 x 12.0 in., 304 pages
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